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SCOTUS Announces Review of CEI’s Healthcare Case: King v. Burwell

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WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 – Today, the Supreme Court announced it will review the Fourth Circuit’s ruling on the Obamacare insurance exchange subsidies case.

In King v. Burwell, the petitioners are challenging an IRS rule that provides subsidies to both state and federally-established exchanges. The petitioners argue the subsidies violate the law enacted by Congress, which gave states the choice to either set up such exchanges themselves or stay out of the program.

The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) is coordinating and funding both the King v. Burwell case and the D.C. Circuit Halbig v. Burwell case. CEI general counsel Sam Kazman said the following about today’s announcement:

“Today’s grant of cert by the Supreme Court is excellent news, regardless of which side of the issue you’re on,” said Kazman. “The need for a quick and final resolution of this question is undeniable. This ‘subsidies-for-everyone’ rule affects nearly every person across the country—health insurance policyholders, workers and employers, taxpayers, and state and local governments.”

Read the Supreme Court’s order “CERTIORARI GRANTED” here.